Diagnostic spectrum

General information

Sunshinevirus is a novel paramyxovirus (PMV), which was first detected in pythons in 2012 in Australia. Sunshinevirus is only distantly related to Ferla virus (formerly known as reptile PMV or snake PMV). It has been found in animals with respiratory and/or neurological symptoms, but can occasionally be detected even in clinically healthy animals. Initial studies show that this virus may also be present in european pythons.